If you’re anything like me you want to get the most out of every bottle of oil that you purchase . I have found a few tricks along the way that help me do just that! We learned last month that rose oil, for instance, takes 5 dozen roses to produce a single drop of oil, so we wouldn’t want any of that precious substance to go to waste.
One of my favorite things to do is to pour a little Epsom salt into a bowl and take my “empty” oil bottle and submerge it into the salt. Make sure you fill the bottle with salt and let it sit overnight. Covering the bowl will let the salt absorb every bit of that oil, and then you can delight in a lovely bath enjoying the benefits of both the oil and the Epsom salt. Win, win!!
Next, I like to turn any oil that I use by applying it to my skin into a roller bottle of it’s own. You can pick up roller balls on Amazon, but just make sure that they are for 5ml or 15ml bottles (those are the same size, but the 10ml tends to be a different size). When your oil is 9/10ths (or so) empty you can fill it up with the carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc) of your choice, put the roller ball on, and voila, a homemade roller bottle!
My last idea for getting the most out of each bottle is taking the bottle when they are almost empty, adding water, then putting on a spray top, that again you can get on Amazon. Now you have a portable diffuser, hand sanitizer, or perfume! If you’ve been in our office recently then you have seen these in our bathrooms! What a nice way to enjoy these and kick an unwanted chemical out of the house! Remember you’ll want to shake it before each use because oil and water don’t mix!
Enjoy using your oils and using every last drop!!